Today’s paragraphs come to us from L. E. Ikenga, writing for American Thinker.
They concern the Democrat/left’s half-century stranglehold on the vast majority of Black voters, and what President Trump’s positions on issues of particular interest to Black voters is forcing them to think/make decisions about.
It’s the grandest scale twist of fate that I have ever witnessed in my lifetime. Donald Trump’s war against media corruption and manipulation is about to have a whole lot of unintended consequences, and there will be Hell to pay when the time for reparation comes. A 71 year-old half-German, half-Scottish white billionaire from Jamaica, New York is exposing the myriad lies, contradictions, and logical fallacies that have shaped generations of Americans concerning their views on race and culture.
The most heinous reality that the straight-shooting 45th POTUS has uncovered is this: a good portion of the leftist media see most blacks and other dark-skinned minorities as sub-humans; and whether he knows it or not, Donald Trump is coming very close to removing, once and for all, the carefully and artfully applied paint from the face of a Beast that has been masquerading as Truth and Justice for far too long.
The message is always clear — black issues, be they domestic or international, simply do not warrant a sophisticated and thoughtful approach. On most cable and network news, and in the big city papers, no matter the headline, black problems always boil down to the same thing: blacks and browns have been used and abused, and it’s all white people’s fault. This is the sham that the media, with the willingness of many blacks in America, have been propping up for the world to see and believe for eons.
But Donald Trump — by the agency of his statements about American football players who have shown outright disrespect towards the nation’s flag and towards a military that protects them; or his alleged remarks about crap-hole nations such as Haiti and many in Africa, and America’s need to find ways to curtail immigration from such countries; and his continued pledges to put an end to the economic stagnation that has virtually destroyed most black enclaves throughout the country — is forcing blacks to pick a side. Donald Trump is the first American president to invite blacks in America, unabashedly, to get off of their distressed and culturally sinking ships and commit themselves once and for all to the Western Tradition.
Those are powerful words. Provocative words. But does Ms. Ikenga have a point?
I think so.
During the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump famously told Black voters to look at how they fared in inner cities under Democrat governance, and said “what the hell do you have to lose” by voting for him.
In 2012, Barack Obama won 93% of the Black vote, but in 2016, Hillary Clinton won 88% of that vote.
Looking at two key states:
-In Florida (29 electoral votes) Trump won by just 1.2%.
-In Michigan (16 electoral votes), he won by an infinitesimal 0.3%.
Flip those two states to Hillary Clinton and it’s Madame President.
So, yes, forcing a choice on Black voters may well have won Donald Trump the election. And today’s historically low Black unemployment figures may well cause more Black voters to think about/react positively to the Trump message next time around.
I therefore award Paragraphs Of The Day honors to Ms. Ikenga, for making sense in a way that most of her journalistic contemporaries do not have a clue about.